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Stater of Lydia with lion and bull

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Obverse: Forepart of lion at left and of bull at right facing each other. The lion's mane is flying, and over his head is a dot. Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular.


By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale, Paris, no. 1674 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1287); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 546–521 B.C.


Sardis, Lydia (under Persian rule)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2077.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins